Light Is The Difference

Recently, I bought my first ever pack camera. I have used regular Polaroid cameras, but the Polaroid 450 was new to me. At first I was worried that it wasn’t working because an entire pack of film didn’t develop, that’s when I discovered the true reason that it wouldn’t take a photo. The battery was modded to work with 123 type batteries, so a battery was taped into the compartment and the white end wasn’t even connected. I have to hold the wired against the opposing ends of the battery to get a charge from it, but it works! Have a look at how the photos started, and to where they are at the more I used the camera. I think I have the hang of it now.

Polaroid 450 and Fuji FP-100c Polaroid 450 and Fuji FP-100c Polaroid 450 and Fuji FP-100c Polaroid 450 and Fuji FP-100c

I used Fuji FP-100c film in the camera and discovered pretty fast that indoor photos need to be done in really good light or using a tripod. I know, I know…that’s just common sense. I don’t like to use a flash when I take a photo, instead I like to use natural light if possible, like in the last photo. Overall, I am enjoying this camera a lot, flaws and all!

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In An Instant

When I look back at all of the photos and memories that I created in 2013, it’s a little overwhelming. At moments I think I could have done more, and at other times I feel like what I have done was just enough (I suppose that’s something I’ll always have to contend with). What I am most proud of when looking through my photos, are the memories that I have thanks to these photos.

Recently, I have gotten into Polaroid photography (It was only a matter of time). It’s expensive, but there is a nostalgia that only a Polaroid photo can create, even if I wasn’t born when the original Polaroids were invented, I can still appreciate what they’ve done for the world of photography. So here are some Polaroid photos that I took using Impossible Project film and the SX-70 and Polaroid Sun 600 LMS. I am looking forward to making more memories, and hopefully living just a little more on the adventurous side than I did in 2013.

Stick Around For The Unknown

TODAY is the LAST day of the summer program that I have been working with. I can’t say that I have too many “brilliant” photos from this summer, but then again, that all depends on your definition of the word. I have my car loaded up and am ready to go tonight after the day’s events. There are a few people that I will miss from the program and the students that I got the opportunity to work with were great. Take a look at these photos and get a sense of the mood of the program for me, it was mostly relaxing and enjoyable, save a few of the employees creating drama. Most of these were taken with my little buddy, the Olympus XA, using Lomography Color Negative 400 ISO film.

Alas, I must bid you au revoir. I am excited to be going back home to spend the last few weeks of summer at my new job as the editor of my colleges newspaper. I don’t doubt that it will be lots of work, but what worth doing isn’t?

Goodbye summer program, hello to the unknown.

I Dreamed I Had Become A Ghost

I have been experimenting with lots of my cameras lately and loving the results. First off, life just simply looks better through an analogue lens, proven fact. Second, it’s more fun to shoot film. Third, fourth and fifth, it’s awesome. I know, I sound like a bit of a fan, but that may be because I am.

There is so much that you can do with film. So many cool results to get. My favorite camera thus far, out of the 15 analogue cameras that I own is my LOMO LC-A+, but the Olympus XA is a very close runner up!

I have been trying to take my cameras everywhere I go, some people love them and others are confused at the fact that I am shooting film. Not surprisingly, some people have never even seen a film camera in action.

It’s always fun to take a camera with me to go eat and get a whole new take on dinner. Nothing ever looks the same on film as it did through your eyes, not exactly anyway.

So to sum up, be cool and shoot film. Buy film, not megapixels. It’s a great way to view the world that you think you already know.

Life is beautiful, capture it in a way that is the essence of living in the moment. Don’t worry about editing your shots and correcting color, things like that deteriorate the original magic of a photo and capturing a moment in time, forever.

Fly By Days

Can you feel it? The allergies setting up shop in your forehead, the clutter mashing up your sinuses and the pollen tainting your car door just enough to make your hands itch after they touch it? Spring is in the air…literally.

I decided that I would pay a quick visit to a brand new secondhand bookshop that just opened. It is called Dayfly Bookstore. The owners were super awesome and the books were old and cool. I try and find books that aren’t super old and full of allergies, and I found a brilliant copy of The Great Gatsby. Go ahead and congratulate me on that find!

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Don’t get too excited about that image with the Starbucks Coffee cup in it…the coffee wasn’t mine. I was testing out my neat little La Sardina and well, look at that beauty of a result! It takes great multiple exposure shots. When I sent the film off for development there was apparently a little splashing in the processing fluids that went on because of how this one image turned out…no complaints though, I like it.

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